Fire in engine room of twin rig trawler Elegance followed by second fire resulting in flooding and sinking

Location: 1st fire off the Shetland Islands, Scotland. 2nd fire off North Ronaldsay, Scotland.

Accident Investigation Report 9/2004

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made.

Elegance.pdf (1,157.46 kb)


Investigation into 2 engine room fires, and the subsequent flooding and foundering of the fishing vessel Elegance, 30 miles north-west of Shetland on 30 January 2004 and 8.5 miles west of Shapinsay on 5 March 2004.

Published: 11 August 2004

Published 23 January 2015